A student participates in the electric car challenge

The New Mexico Middle School Electric Car Challenge consists of a battery-powered model car race, design competition, as well as the option to compete in an oral presentation.

Building a battery-powered car requires skills in both math and science. The primary goal of the competition is to generate enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills at a crucial stage in the development of middle school students.

  • Teams are provided everything needed to power a battery model car, including design materials to construct the car - chassis, wheels, gears, etc.
  • Entrants will be limited to the first 50 teams that register by the deadline.
  • Teams may be made up of a maximum of 6 students.
  • Each school can register up to three teams.
  • A free teacher workshop is available with registration.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been indefinitely postponed.

A student participates in the electric car challenge
Students participate in the electric car challenge